Umm al-Masakin Zainab Bint Khuzaimah ibn Abdullah

Ahmad Thompson

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Zainab, Umm al-Masakin Zainab was the daughter of Khuzaimah ibn Abdullah. As she was very generous and charitable and fed the poor and the needy with generosity, she came to be called Umm al-Masakin.

She was first married to Abdullah ibn Jahsh who was martyred in the Battle of Uhud. She was married to the Prophet in the same year but died after a few months. She was the only wife of the Prophet, after Khadijah, who died in his lifetime. The Prophet offered her funeral prayer himself and buried her in the Jannat al-Baqi'. She was thirty years old when she died.